Karnataka: 16 lakh corona warriors including healthcare employees to be immunized initial stage
By: Express News Service|Bengaluru |
January 11, 2021 9: 36: 01 pm
The vaccine will be administered in 2 doses. After the very first dose, another dose will be administered after 28 days. So resistance will be developed after 45 days.
More than 16 lakh individuals in the state will be administered vaccines in the initial phase including healthcare workers and frontline personnel, stated Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar.
” The 2 vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield developed by Indian companies will be given free of cost to three crore people in the initial phase and the whole cost will be borne by the centre,” he said.
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a Video conference with CMs of all states in which Sudhakar was also present along with Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa
Talking to the media after the Video conference, Dr.K.Sudhakar said that about 16 lakh corona warriors consisting of police personnel, the staff of rural advancement department in the state will be administered the vaccine in the initial phase.
” The vaccine will be administered in two dosages. After the first dose, another dose will be administered after 28 days. So immunity will be established after 45 days.
So one needs to be mindful up until 45 days,” Dr. Sudhakar discussed.
” There is no need to worry about the safety of vaccines. The vaccine has actually gone through scientific trials and it is safe. The state is completely prepared to start the vaccination drive and the centre will provide extra walk-in freezers. Vaccination will start from 16 January,” he added.
The 2nd phase vaccine will be administered to individuals aged above 50 years and other vulnerable groups, according to the minister.
Meanwhile, Bengaluru city’s civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Administrator Gaurav Gupta on Monday inspected Dasappa health center, which belongs of the BBMP’s vaccine storage centres in the City.
After inspection, Gupta stated 1.71 lakh health workers are recognized and will get the vaccine in the first phase. While checking he was apprised of how the vaccine will be kept, procured and dispersed to all the centres. He was notified by the authorities that per ice line refrigerator can store 45,000 vaccine vials. In Dasappa hospital center 9 ice line fridges have been set up and likewise 141 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) have actually been transformed to cold chain points where the vaccine will be administered and in all 141 PHC also ice line refrigerators have been set up, BBMP declaration stated.
Gupta was informed that the vials will be transferred from the storage indicate the PHCs in cold shop boxes in designated lorries. This will make sure that they are kept untouched in particular set temperatures till they are administered to healthcare workers.
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